Since March 13th, there has been a protest camp occupying the front lawn of BC Hydro's offices in downtown Vancouver, unceded co-Salish territory. This is a peaceful protest calling on Justin Trudeau to immediately halt the current, ongoing illegal construction on the Site C dam in the Peace River Valley, and engage in proper consultation with the Treaty 8 First Nations, who are currently challenging this project in court. From March 13th to 31st, Kristin Henry put her health and life at risk on hunger strike for 20 days outside the BC Hydro buildings in downtown Vancouver. After she was rushed to hospital and her heart and kidneys began to fail, she broke her fast at the insistence of doctors & family. However, the movement she began continues, with over a dozen protesters camping at the Peace Camp and supporters across the province working together to stop this project.
Why are we doing this?
- Visit our camp .
- Sign our letter.
- START YOUR OWN TENT CITY! This is a federal issue - a federal violation of our agreements to respect indigenous rights. Target your federal MP's.
- Contact the media and ask them to report on the camp. Feel free to tell the story in your own words. Media contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write a letter to the editor.
- Support Treaty 8 nations in their court case against the dam.
- Write to your MLA and MP and ask them to take action. Remember to include your full address including postal code! When writing to the MLA, ask them to convince Premier Christy Clark; when writing to the MP, talk about Justin Trudeau. Find your MLA here and your MP here.
- Take to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, and any other kind of social media/sharing site you might have ever heard of - share our posts, post the articles we're sharing, retweet our tweets, tweet @justintrudeau and @christyclarkbc as well as @vanhungerstrike, and tweet at any celebrities you think might be willing to get involved.